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TBM Daisy the Driller officially launched

TBM Daisy the Driller officially launched

On the 6th of September the Scottish Cabinet Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, officially launched the tunnelling phase of the Shieldhall Tunnel in Glasgow by naming the TBM, Daisy the driller. The ... More Information

Robbins Crossover XRE TBM gets ready to drill for Albanian hydropower

Robbins Crossover XRE TBM gets ready to drill for Albanian hydropower

Hydropower will be Albania’s first source of electricity but only 30 - 35 % of the country's hydropower potential has been developed so far. The Devoll Hydropower Project consisting of two ... More Information

Postponed - bid for bi-national Agua Negra tunnel

On 30.08.2016 EBITAN (Ente Binacional Túnel de Agua Negra) formed the commission to oversee the prequalification of companies interested in the construction of the Agua Negra tunnel. The 13km ... More Information

Tunneling for Northgate Link completed

Tunneling for Northgate Link completed

On the 02.09.2016 Sound Transit contractors, the joint venture JCM Northlink LLC, composed of Jay Dee Contractors, Frank Coluccio Construction Company, and Michels Corporation, have completed ... More Information

NTA- Tel Aviv Mass Transit Tender

Tender No. 127/2016 -  For the Provision of Instrumentation Installation and Monitoring Services for the Tel Aviv MetropolitanMass Transit System - The Turkish Alignment 1. N.T.A - ... More Information

Book now for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016:

Book now for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016:

On November 10th and 11th 2016, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association is organizing the second edition of its ITA Tunnelling Awards, an international competition seeking to ... More Information

Melbourne Metro Graduate Program

Melbourne Metro Graduate Program

The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) and Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) Graduate Program provides recent graduates the opportunity to work with world-class industry experts on two of ... More Information

Mexico’s Crossover TBM makes its Mark for Robbins

Mexico’s Crossover TBM makes its Mark for Robbins

On March 29, 2016, North America’s first Crossover TBM broke new ground in Mexico City.  The 8.7 m (28.5 ft) diameter Robbins XRE—a cross between a rock TBM and an EPB—emerged ... More Information

Fehmarnbelt link

The updated application for planning permission for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel in Germany was submitted for public consultation in Germany between the 12th  July and 26th  August 2016 by ... More Information

Lake Thistle Emergency Drainage Project - Webinar

UCA Young Members invite you to join them for the webinar: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10:00 am MT. Speaker: Randall Essex, P.E., Executive V.P. Mott MacDonald  UCA webinars are funded by ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown LRT East Tunnels Completed

On 17.08.2016 the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto’s new 19-km light rail transit (LRT) line project that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section, reached ... More Information

Best Practice Guide on SCL Exclusion Zone Management

Best Practice Guide on SCL Exclusion Zone Management

The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) has made available for download the recently published best practice guide on Sprayed Concrete Lining (SCL) Exclusion Zone Management, which brings together a ... More Information

VMT – North West Sydney Metro

 VMT  – North West Sydney Metro

With an ever-increasing population the northwest district of Sydney is currently believed to be the region with the highest car ownership density per household in Australia. It is expected that over ... More Information

Red Line Light Rail in Tel Aviv

The Red Line in Tel Aviv is part of the Gush Dan Light Rail. The Gush Dan is a metropolitan area including areas from both the Tel Aviv and the Central Districts of Israel. The Red Line light rail ... More Information

TERRATEC Double Shield TBM passes midpoint in Laos

TERRATEC Double Shield TBM passes midpoint in Laos

Early July saw the TERRATEC Double Shield TBM passing the mid-way point of the 11.5km long tunnel for the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Project in Laos. After its assembly and sliding through the ... More Information

Lake Mead Intake No. 3 to receive Tunnel Achievement Award at 9th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

Lake Mead Intake No. 3 to receive Tunnel Achievement Award at 9th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

The Lake Mead Intake No. 3 project has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Tunnel Achievement Award for Project Excellence. The award is presented annually at the Breakthroughs in Tunneling ... More Information

Three-level tunnel under Bosphorus Strait

Three-level tunnel under Bosphorus Strait

Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan announced the preliminary qualification process, for technical and financial offers regarding the research bid for a three-level ... More Information

Work commences on India's longest rail tunnel

Work commences on India's longest rail tunnel

On 30.07.2016 the  Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu laid the first foundation for the Imphal Railway Station at Yurembam Awang Leikai. This is located 13km southwest of Imphal ... More Information

tunnelbuilder welcomes Eternal Metal!

tunnelbuilder welcomes Eternal Metal!

Tunnelbuilder would like to welcome Eternal Metal as the latest advertiser on our websites. Eternal Metal are builders of products for the tunnelling and mining industries, their main products ... More Information

Latest Dätwyler newsletter now available

Latest Dätwyler newsletter now available

For the latest information from Dätwyler please read their newsletter or you can visit their website http://www.datwyler.com/en/home/ .30/16. More Information

Agenda set for 9th Annual Tunnelling Short Course

Agenda set for 9th Annual Tunnelling Short Course

The agenda has been set for the 9th Annual Tunneling Short Course, course organizers announced. The Tunnelling Short Course – titled “Breakthroughs in tunnelling” – is being ... More Information

Chenani-Nashri tunnel will open in August

Constructed at a cost of Rs 2,519 crore, the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August. When the tunnel is fully open ... More Information

Lyon-Turin TBM Federica launched

Lyon-Turin  TBM Federica launched

On 21.07.2016 French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, launched the  NFM, TBM named Federica, at Saint Martin la Porte. The 2400 t TBM will drive a 9 km survey tunnel towards ... More Information

Revised proposals for the construction of Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel submitted

Revised proposals for the construction of Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel submitted

On the 15.07.2016 the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission announced that the revised technical proposals were submitted from all three teams in the competitive procurement to construct a new ... More Information

BTS 2016 - registration now open

BTS 2016 - registration now open

Be part of the UK's largest tunnelling and excavation event - Registration is now open for the 2016 British Tunnelling Society exhibition, which returns to the prestigious QEII Conference Centre in ... More Information

16th International Water Mist Conference Programme is out now

16th International Water Mist Conference Programme is out now

This year’s International Water Mist Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria on the 21st and 22nd of September 2016. The venue will be the Arcotel Wimberger Wien. As of today, the ... More Information

First breakthrough of Norway’s longest tunnel

First breakthrough of Norway’s longest tunnel

On 07.06.2016 at 16:00 the construction company Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua, Jernbaneverket and Amberg Technolgies celebrated the first breakthrough of a 20 km tunnel which is one ... More Information

Isarco River construction update

Isarco River construction update

On the 12.07.2016 the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the main works for the Isarco River Underpass construction lot. This is at the southernmost part of the Brenner Base Tunnel just before the ... More Information

Green light for the Ringerike Line and the E16

Green light for the Ringerike Line and the E16

The Norwegian Government has asked Jernbaneverket and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to start planning the Ringerike Line and the new four-lane motorway on the E16 from Hogkastet across ... More Information

Terratec securing new orders throughout 2016 and 2017

Terratec securing new orders throughout 2016 and 2017

In the first half of this year, TERRATEC has secured orders for the supply of 7 TBMs around the globe. In Turkey the joint venture formed by Turkish Companies Senbay, Kolin and Kalyon has ordered 2 ... More Information

Northgate Link extension complete

Northgate Link extension complete

On the 14.06.2016 tunneling contractor JCM re-launched TBM1 from the U District Station site to the University of Washington Station. The TBM has been refurbished after finishing the northbound ... More Information

Klokova Tunnel Breakthrough

Klokova Tunnel Breakthrough

On the 23.06.2016 the right tube of the twin tubed Klokova tunnel (2.9 km) broke through on the Ionia Odos A5 motorway. The new motorway tunnel has been built by using explosives and 2 hydraulic ... More Information

Environment Effects Statement process for Melbourne Metro

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) has received authorisation from the Minister for Planning to exhibit the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for public review. The Metro Tunnel EES and draft ... More Information

SR99 update

SR99 update

On 23.06.2016 Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) with the SR 99 TBM Bertha, reached 940 m or one-third of the total bored tunnel length. So far they have installed 466 concrete tunnel rings. STP ... More Information

Expotunnel in Bologna

Expotunnel in Bologna

Expotunnel will be held in Bologna, Italy from the 19th until the 21st of October 2016. Expotunnel will dedicate one day of its international conference and program to the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The ... More Information

Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel

Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council together with its partners, the Harju County Government, the cities of Helsinki and Tallinn, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications and ... More Information

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CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information